We hope you can join the Sierra Club for our annual Chapter Retreat. As one of the largest and most influential environmental organizations in the state, this is the time each year where we celebrate our victories, renew our spirits, and make our plans the year ahead. All are welcome, and meals will be provided for members who register.
In June 2014, Governor Kasich signed into law a bill that guts Ohio’s clean energy and efficiency standards. Passing this new law was not enough for Ohio’s utilities, though.
Now, Ohio’s largest electric utilities, AEP, Duke, and FirstEnergy are seeking to keep a number of Ohio’s oldest and dirtiest power plants open for years to come.
And they want you and me to pay for it.
Energy and Renewables
As the fourth largest contributor of greenhouse gases in the U.S., Ohio is one of the largest energy users in the country. Clean, homegrown technologies, such as energy efficiency and renewable energy, can transform Ohio’s economic and energy future. For every dollar invested in energy efficiency, at least three dollars are saved on energy costs, while also creating Ohio jobs in manufacturing, construction, research, and design. Ohio’s universities, utilities, training centers, and businesses are also helping propel the state forward through investments in wind, solar, and other renewable technologies.
Check out our resources page to get more information on what you can do to help!
Energy and Renewables - Latest News
The Sierra Club Ohio Chapter along with many other organizations have signed a letter in support of stronger commercial building codes. The letter was delivered to the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules Review (JCARR). Stronger commercial energy efficiency building codes is just as important as strong residential building codes and can help push energy efficiency forward in Ohio. To read the letter click here.
September 27th, 2010
Different faiths, different congregations? These differences do not matter to some Ohio congregations who are taking action to curb climate change. They have teamed up with the Sierra Club and Ohio Interfaith Power and Light to take a stand against one of the most pressing environmental problems in decades. Energy efficiency is their tool and has become one of the easiest ways to solve this problem. Read More
September 2nd, 2010
Sierra Club, Ohio Interfaith Power and Light, and Westminster Presbyterian Church teamed up to promote energy efficiency!
April 27th, 2010
Thank you to all of our supporters and members for a fun and successful Clean Energy Lobby Day! We would like to thank everyone who helped us on a rainy, wet lobby day on Tuesday because it would not have been possible without all of you. While together we have made our voices heard about clean energy in Ohio, our work is far from being done. We have seen coal mine tragedies, unprecedented oil spills, all of which are reminders that our fossil fuel dependence is dirty, expensive, and even deadly. Read More
February 4th, 2010
The Buckeye State is leading the pack in Clean Energy Jobs! The Council of State Governments recently ranked Ohio as Number One in the nation for green job creation, with nearly 2,500 jobs created or retained through home weatherization. Jennifer Miller, conservation program coordinator for the Sierra Club’s Ohio Chapter, was interviewed with the Public News Service.
Click here to listen to Jen Miller’s radio interview, which was featured on radio stations statewide.